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What Is Amazon Business?

Online retail giant Amazon rolled out Amazon Business marketplace to provide businesses purchasing solutions. Registered companies have access to hundreds of millions of products, everything from IT to food service supplies. Many items are business-only offers with special pricing for account holders. 

Amazon Business Benefits

The Amazon Business features and benefits are many (read below to learn about a few):

  • dedicated customer support
  • free two-day shipping on millions of eligible items
  • multi-user business accounts
  • tax exemptions
  • approval workflows
  • various payment solutions
  • reporting options

Amazon Business Pricing

There is currently no cost to set up your business account. You do need to setup an additional Amazon login with your work email to set up your free account.

Amazon Business Account Benefits

Following are specific benefits you can enjoy with an Amazon Business account.

Product Selection, Pricing Benefits and Discounts

Amazon Business features business-only pricing with discounts on millions of products across Amazon. Many discounts aren’t available to regular Amazon users. You also get handy price comparison tools where you can see multiple offers from numerous sellers on a single page.

You can also request quantity discounts from some sellers. Does your company have procurement requirements? You can even find sellers with attributes such as small business, women-owned and minority-owned.

Shipping Benefits

An Amazon Business account gives you unlimited, free two-day shipping on eligible items. Account holders can get a Business Prime Shipping annual membership based on the number of users that need access. Costs will run you: $499 for up to 10 users, $1,299 for up to 100 users, and $10,099 for more than 100 users.

You can sign up for a free 30-day trial. And you can apply your Amazon Prime shipping benefits to your Amazon Business account at no additional cost.

Account Management

Amazon Business accounts allow you to manage multiple users within your company. Administrators of the main account can add and manage multiple business-account users and features, such as payment methods and shipping addresses, approval workflows, and reporting options, depending on the needs of the business.

Sync With Your Procurement System

Once you have an Amazon Business account, you can use their self-registration tool to enable Amazon on more than 50 commonly-used purchasing systems. And if they don’t have your platform, you can request that they add it.

Payment Solutions

Amazon Business offers several payment options, from a company-wide purchasing card to their corporate line of credit. Amazon.com Corporate Credit Lines offer some handy user and management options, including the ability to authorize multiple buyers on a single account, download order history reports, and pay by purchase orders. And you can enroll in the Amazon Tax Exemption Program if your organization is eligible for tax-exempt purchasing.

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